Richard Heidrich

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Richard Heidrich
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L19501, Richard Heidrich.jpg
Born (1896-07-27)27 July 1896
Died 22 December 1947(1947-12-22) (aged 51)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General
Commands held 7th Air Division
1st Parachute Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Richard Heidrich (27 July 1896 – 22 December 1947) (not to be confused with the SS General and war criminal, Reinhard Heydrich), was a German paratroop general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas 1997, p. 259.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 172.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 374.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part II: Paratroopers] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Petersen
Commander of 7. Flieger-Division
1 August 1942 – 1 May 1943
Succeeded by
1st Fallschirmjäger-Division
Preceded by
1. Flieger-Division
Commander of 1st Fallschirmjäger-Division
1 May 1943 – 18 November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Karl-Lothar Schulz